An Ode to Alexander (Lee) McQueen (Bone Masks)



Be still my creative heart. 

As a really young kid, I always loved masks. I don’t know why. I never wore masks. They were not part of some tradition. I just thought they were cool. Masks and headdresses.

Why we don’t as a culture wear more headdresses is beyond me. It’s likely because they are heavy and unnecessary, and since covid, we’ve all adapted more or less to a sweatpants loving culture. Headdresses sound like the ultimate mode of discomfort.

But artistically! Like candle headdresses, bone masks, tho more common, are incredibly interesting. As if we were to remove our skin to reveal an almost portraiture of our inner bones. I also just love the rendering of this early ai face sculpture. It’s appalling and captivating.